Becker Underwood
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March 20, 2013

Becker Underwood signs Research Grant and Intellectual Property Agreement with South Africa’s University of Pretoria and Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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February 6, 2013

Becker Underwood presented the Wee One Foundation with a check for $5,210 at the 2013 Golf Industry Show. The donation was the result of a program with the company’s Transition HC turf colorant that offered a donation for every case purchased through December 31.

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November 28, 2012

● New global business unit Functional Crop Care established.
● Integration plans will be developed jointly.
● Biological seed treatment solutions complement BASF’s crop protection portfolio.

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October 3, 2012

To address the needs of golf course superintendents and turf professionals wanting a high performance turf colorant for spray applications, Becker Underwood has introduced Vision Pro HD as the next class of high definition turf colorant.

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September 20, 2012

BASF plans to acquire Becker Underwood for a price of $1.02 billion (€785 million). The company, headquartered in Ames, Iowa, is one of the leading global providers of technologies for biological seed treatment, seed treatment colors and polymers, as well as products in the areas of biological crop protection, turf and horticulture, animal nutrition and landscape colorants and coatings.  

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September 11, 2012

Continued growth spurs hiring at Becker Underwood.

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August 28, 2012

Becker Underwood has released the company’s first ever sustainability report, Be Legendary. Be Positive., highlighting the company’s economic, environmental, social and governance performance, compiled in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

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August 15, 2012

Superintendents who are making turf colorant purchasing decisions now have an opportunity to help support the Wee One Foundation.

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June 18, 2012

A rapidly expanding global business has led to major organizational leadership changes for Becker Underwood’s corporate executive team and North American business unit.

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June 7, 2012

Professional horticultural growers in California who struggle with plant loss and quality because of soil borne pathogens or damping-off diseases now have an effective tool to help protect their plants, thanks to Subtilex® NG biological fungicide from Becker Underwood.

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Becker Underwood is the global leader in the development and commercialization of yield-improving and value-creating seed-applied biological products for the agricultural sector. Becker Underwood's core competency lies in the rapid commercialization of breakthrough R&D.

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